Task force using data to take aim at childhood obesity

April 17, 2012
by Lee Healey
Spartanburg Herald Journal


Newly released data on local childhood obesity rates will serve as the jumping off point for a community-wide task force taking aim at the growing epidemic.

The Spartanburg County Childhood Obesity Task force has compiled data on around 84 percent of first-, third- and fifth-grade students in school districts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Results showed that more than a third of students in each of the grades were categorized as either obese or overweight.


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